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Stated Values of the IDF
RUACH TZAHAL (רוח צה”ל)

The document defines three core values for all IDF soldiers to follow, as well as ten secondary values (the first being most important, and the others appearing sorted in Hebrew alphabetical order):

Core values

  • Ruach_Tzahal_12_1069639559Defense of the State, its Citizens and its Residents – “The IDF’s goal is to defend the existence of the State of Israel, its independence and the security of the citizens and residents of the state.”
  • Love of the Homeland and Loyalty to the Country – “At the core of service in the IDF stand the love of the homeland and the commitment and devotion to the State of Israel-a democratic state that serves as a national home for the Jewish People-its citizens and residents.”
  • Human Dignity – “The IDF and its soldiers are obligated to protect human dignity. Every human being is of value regardless of his or her origin, religion, nationality, gender, status or position.”

Other Values

  • Tenacity of Purpose in Performing Missions and Drive to Victory – “The IDF servicemen and women will fight and conduct themselves with courage in the face of all dangers and obstacles; They will persevere in their missions resolutely and thoughtfully even to the point of endangering their lives.”
  • Responsibility – “The IDF servicemen or women will see themselves as active participants in the defense of the state, its citizens and residents. They will carry out their duties at all times with initiative, involvement and diligence with common sense and within the framework of their authority, while prepared to bear responsibility for their conduct.”
  • Credibility – “The IDF servicemen and women shall present things objectively, completely and precisely, in planning, performing and reporting. They will act in such a manner that their peers and commanders can rely upon them in performing their tasks.”
  • Personal Example – “The IDF servicemen and women will comport themselves as required of them, and will demand of themselves as they demand of others, out of recognition of their ability and responsibility within the military and without to serve as a deserving role model.”
  • Human Life – “The IDF servicemen and women will act in a judicious and safe manner in all they do, out of recognition of the supreme value of human life. During combat they will endanger themselves and their comrades only to the extent required to carry out their mission.”
  • Purity of Arms – “The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required; he will maintain his humanity even in combat. The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and power in order to harm non-combatants or prisoners of war, and shall do all he can to avoid harming their lives, body, honor and property.”
  • Professionalism – “The IDF servicemen and women will acquire the professional knowledge and skills required to perform their tasks, and will implement them while striving continuously to perfect their personal and collective achievements.”
  • Discipline – “The IDF servicemen and women will strive to the best of their ability to fully and successfully complete all that is required of them according to orders and their spirit. IDF soldiers will be meticulous in giving only lawful orders, and shall refrain from obeying blatantly illegal orders.”
  • Comradeship – “The IDF servicemen and women will act out of fraternity and devotion to their comrades, and will always go to their assistance when they need their help or depend on them, despite any danger or difficulty, even to the point of risking their lives.”
  • Sense of Mission – “The IDF soldiers view their service in the IDF as a mission; They will be ready to give their all in order to defend the state, its citizens and residents. This is due to the fact that they are representatives of the IDF who act on the basis and in the framework of the authority given to them in accordance with IDF orders.”

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Air Force (Chayl HaAvir) Navy (Chayl HaYam) Armored Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)
Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim) Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in) Military Rabbinate Corps (Chayl HaRabanut HaTzva’it)
Comat Engineering Corps (Chayl HaHandasah) Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRagleem) Personal Management Corps (Chayl HaShalishut)

Medical Corps (Chayl HaRefuah)

Home Front Command Corps (Chayl HaOref)

Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Logistics Corps (Chayl HaLogistika)

Teleprocessing Corps (ChaylHaTikshuv)

Education and Youth Corps (Chayl HaChinuch v’Noar)

Armament Corps (Chayl HaChimush)

Border Guard (Mishmar HaGvul)

Military Advocate General Corps (Chayl HaKlali)


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Unit Tags

Air Force (Chayl HaAvir)

Navy (Chayl HaYam)

Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim)

Armor Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)

Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRagleem)

Commands (Pikudim)

Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in)

Combat Engineering Corps (Chayl HaHandasah)

Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Air Force (Chayl HaAvir)


Air Force Headquaters

Air Force Base Palmachim

Air Force Base Ramat David

Air Force Base Tel Nof

Air Force Base Chatzerim

Air Force Base Ramon

Air Force Base Ovda

Air Force Maintenance Base

Air Force Base Chatzor

Air Force Computer Unit

Anti-Aircraft (Neged Matoseem “Nun-Mem”)

Air Force Main Control and Command Unit
Air Force Aerial Photography and Deciphering
Air Force Logistics

Air Force Base Nevatim

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Navy (Chayl HaYam)


Navy Headquarters

Naval Base Haifa

Naval Base Ashdod

Naval Base Eilat

Naval Base Atlit

Naval Coastal Radar Base

Naval Training Base

Naval Shipyards

Naval Computer Unit

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Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim)


Artillery Headquarters

Artillery School

Moran (Special Forces)
Artillery Golan Brigade Artillery “Pillar of Fire” Brigade

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Armor Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)


Armor School

7th Armor Brigade

401st Armor Bri
188th Armor Brigade Tank Battalion at Tze’elim Base

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Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRegleem)

Infantry and Paratroopers Headquarters Nachal Brigade Paratroopers Brigade
Golani Brigade Givati Brigade Kfir Brigade
Maglan (Special Unit Inside of the
Paratroopers)
Border Guard (Mishmar HaGvul)**

**Not officially in the Infantry Corps**

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Commands (Pikudim)

General Command Home Front Command Central Command
Northern Command Southern Command

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Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in)


Intelligence Headquarters

Central Command Intelligence

Northern Command Intelligence
Southern Command Intelligence Intelligence Computer and Communication

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Combat Engineering Coprs (Chayl HaHandasah)

Combat Engineering Headquarters Combat Engineering School Combat Engineering AsafBattalion
Combat Engineering Northern Command Combat Engineering MachatzBattalion Yahalom (Diamond)
(Special Forces of Combat Engineering)

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Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Military Police Headquarters Investigating Military Police Southern Command Military Police
Central Command Military Police Military Police Passages (Israel and Judea and Samaria) Military Police Imprisonment Facility

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Stated Values of the IDF
RUACH TZAHAL (רוח צה”ל)

The document defines three core values for all IDF soldiers to follow, as well as ten secondary values (the first being most important, and the others appearing sorted in Hebrew alphabetical order):

Core values

  • Ruach_Tzahal_12_1069639559Defense of the State, its Citizens and its Residents – “The IDF’s goal is to defend the existence of the State of Israel, its independence and the security of the citizens and residents of the state.”
  • Love of the Homeland and Loyalty to the Country – “At the core of service in the IDF stand the love of the homeland and the commitment and devotion to the State of Israel-a democratic state that serves as a national home for the Jewish People-its citizens and residents.”
  • Human Dignity – “The IDF and its soldiers are obligated to protect human dignity. Every human being is of value regardless of his or her origin, religion, nationality, gender, status or position.”

Other Values

  • Tenacity of Purpose in Performing Missions and Drive to Victory – “The IDF servicemen and women will fight and conduct themselves with courage in the face of all dangers and obstacles; They will persevere in their missions resolutely and thoughtfully even to the point of endangering their lives.”
  • Responsibility – “The IDF servicemen or women will see themselves as active participants in the defense of the state, its citizens and residents. They will carry out their duties at all times with initiative, involvement and diligence with common sense and within the framework of their authority, while prepared to bear responsibility for their conduct.”
  • Credibility – “The IDF servicemen and women shall present things objectively, completely and precisely, in planning, performing and reporting. They will act in such a manner that their peers and commanders can rely upon them in performing their tasks.”
  • Personal Example – “The IDF servicemen and women will comport themselves as required of them, and will demand of themselves as they demand of others, out of recognition of their ability and responsibility within the military and without to serve as a deserving role model.”
  • Human Life – “The IDF servicemen and women will act in a judicious and safe manner in all they do, out of recognition of the supreme value of human life. During combat they will endanger themselves and their comrades only to the extent required to carry out their mission.”
  • Purity of Arms – “The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required; he will maintain his humanity even in combat. The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and power in order to harm non-combatants or prisoners of war, and shall do all he can to avoid harming their lives, body, honor and property.”
  • Professionalism – “The IDF servicemen and women will acquire the professional knowledge and skills required to perform their tasks, and will implement them while striving continuously to perfect their personal and collective achievements.”
  • Discipline – “The IDF servicemen and women will strive to the best of their ability to fully and successfully complete all that is required of them according to orders and their spirit. IDF soldiers will be meticulous in giving only lawful orders, and shall refrain from obeying blatantly illegal orders.”
  • Comradeship – “The IDF servicemen and women will act out of fraternity and devotion to their comrades, and will always go to their assistance when they need their help or depend on them, despite any danger or difficulty, even to the point of risking their lives.”
  • Sense of Mission – “The IDF soldiers view their service in the IDF as a mission; They will be ready to give their all in order to defend the state, its citizens and residents. This is due to the fact that they are representatives of the IDF who act on the basis and in the framework of the authority given to them in accordance with IDF orders.”
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Air Force (Chayl HaAvir) Navy (Chayl HaYam) Armored Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)
Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim) Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in) Military Rabbinate Corps (Chayl HaRabanut HaTzva’it)
Comat Engineering Corps (Chayl HaHandasah) Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRagleem) Personal Management Corps (Chayl HaShalishut)

Medical Corps (Chayl HaRefuah)

Home Front Command Corps (Chayl HaOref)

Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Logistics Corps (Chayl HaLogistika)

Teleprocessing Corps (ChaylHaTikshuv)

Education and Youth Corps (Chayl HaChinuch v’Noar)

Armament Corps (Chayl HaChimush)

Border Guard (Mishmar HaGvul)

Military Advocate General Corps (Chayl HaKlali)


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Unit Tags

Air Force (Chayl HaAvir)

Navy (Chayl HaYam)

Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim)

Armor Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)

Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRagleem)

Commands (Pikudim)

Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in)

Combat Engineering Corps (Chayl HaHandasah)

Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Air Force (Chayl HaAvir)


Air Force Headquaters

Air Force Base Palmachim

Air Force Base Ramat David

Air Force Base Tel Nof

Air Force Base Chatzerim

Air Force Base Ramon

Air Force Base Ovda

Air Force Maintenance Base

Air Force Base Chatzor

Air Force Computer Unit

Anti-Aircraft (Neged Matoseem “Nun-Mem”)

Air Force Main Control and Command Unit
Air Force Aerial Photography and Deciphering
Air Force Logistics

Air Force Base Nevatim

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Navy (Chayl HaYam)


Navy Headquarters

Naval Base Haifa

Naval Base Ashdod

Naval Base Eilat

Naval Base Atlit

Naval Coastal Radar Base

Naval Training Base

Naval Shipyards

Naval Computer Unit

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Artillery Corps (Chayl HaTotchanim)


Artillery Headquarters

Artillery School

Moran (Special Forces)
Artillery Golan Brigade Artillery “Pillar of Fire” Brigade

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Armor Corps (Chayl HaShiryon)


Armor School

7th Armor Brigade

401st Armor Bri
188th Armor Brigade Tank Battalion at Tze’elim Base

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Infantry Corps (Chayl HaRegleem)

Infantry and Paratroopers Headquarters Nachal Brigade Paratroopers Brigade
Golani Brigade Givati Brigade Kfir Brigade
Maglan (Special Unit Inside of the
Paratroopers)
Border Guard (Mishmar HaGvul)**

**Not officially in the Infantry Corps**

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Commands (Pikudim)

General Command Home Front Command Central Command
Northern Command Southern Command

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Intelligence Corps (Chayl HaModi’in)


Intelligence Headquarters

Central Command Intelligence

Northern Command Intelligence
Southern Command Intelligence Intelligence Computer and Communication

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Combat Engineering Coprs (Chayl HaHandasah)

Combat Engineering Headquarters Combat Engineering School Combat Engineering AsafBattalion
Combat Engineering Northern Command Combat Engineering MachatzBattalion Yahalom (Diamond)
(Special Forces of Combat Engineering)

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Military Police Corps (Chayl HaMishtarah HaTzva’it)

Military Police Headquarters Investigating Military Police Southern Command Military Police
Central Command Military Police Military Police Passages (Israel and Judea and Samaria) Military Police Imprisonment Facility

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